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About La Grotta

Serving the finest in Northern & Regional Italian Cuisine, La Grotta offers old world charm and friendly, first class service and is located in the heart of Buckhead. A local favorite since 1978, La Grotta has received Best of Atlanta Award from Atlanta magazine since the mid 1980’s, prestigious DiRONA and AAA Four Diamond Awards since the early 90's.


La Grotta is tucked away in the heart of the Buckhead residential district and overlooks the lush gardens of the condo courtyard in which it is located. La Grotta literally means "the cave" in Italian and was named such for its cavernous and warm setting. The La Grotta staff is also well known and regarded for its vast knowledge of its customers, the food, diverse knowledge of languages (our staff speaks Italian, Spanish, French & German) and attention to detail. The menu specializes in Northern Italian cuisine with seasonal changes to reflect freshness of ingredients with a focus on locally grown produce.

2637 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:45 PM - 9:30 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:45 PM - 10:30 PM

Cross Street:
West Wesley

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 231-1368

Website:
http://lagrottaatlanta.com/

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet, or self parking next door in church parking lot.

Public Transit:
Lakeview Drive and Peachtree Road

Executive Chef:
Antonio Abizanda

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Grotta Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Romantic (34)
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Good for a Date (32)
Authentic (31)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Business Meals (23)
Cozy (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Exceptional service, sublime dining. Unmatched experience in Atlanta. Antonio is a magician!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our family has been coming to La Grotta for over 25 years for important family and business occasions. The food, atmosphere and service have never disappointed us. It is our favorite restaurant of any we have tried.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Never disappoints. Food is outstanding. We were a party of 6. Each of us chose different entrees. Delicious X 6. Wait staff know how to pace serving. We have been going here forever. Don’t wait for a special occasion to go to La Grotta! Life is too short.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food. Excellent experience

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Made note that I am Vegan. Computer at check-in even showed 1 Vegan. Waiter had ZERO clue our table had a Vegan, nor could he answer any questions about egg/dairy/cream, suggestions for meals. "Uhh...uh....." (his answers). Additionally, he continued to offer dairy items.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Everything was perfect as usual. Thank you Christian , Rebecca and Juliano.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The best Italian restaurant ever. Same chef for 39 years and always perfect. I had a veal chop that was to die for. Everything was perfect. Tony and Billy were the perfect wait staff. Cauliflower soup beyond description. Marsala the best in town.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

La Grotta was an excellent place for a romantic birthday celebration! The food was excellent. Our servers were on top of everything - great recommendations. I had flowers delivered in advance and our table was set up and ready when we arrived. I'll be back the next trip to Atlanta.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent martini and salad. Pastas (little pockets, gnocchi) were over-sauced and sauces were too rich for our tastes.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Exceptional service, food, and overall restaurant. Took my wife for her birthday. Will be back soon.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food is always delicious and the service is terrific.
I have always considered La Grotta the best, most authentic Italian food in Atlanta.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had a lovely evening on the patio. Great food, service, wine. Every menu choice was excellent including a very generous lobster dish. La Grotta makes any meal a memorable occasion. We appreciate the consistency and quality, and we have been enjoying great meals at La Grotta for many, many years.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The evening was wonderful....however the Valet was so unfriendly both when we left our car with him and when we returned to pickup...we gave him a nice tip but wish that we had not. Not a very good way to begin or end a lovely evening!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We celebrated my Birthday here and had never been before and it was great service, excellent food and a lovely atmosphere...very old school!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Capable, competent employees from the moment you walk in till you're back in your car. We are very restaurant oriented. La Grotta does everything on time and properly.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

An iconic Atlanta restaurant that never fails to deliver.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best of ALL the REST- This Iconic 39 year old restaurant simply never fails- from your 1st greeting walking in to a great cocktail to exemplary service -Spectacular Wine List- freshly procured dishes and-quality without compromise. It does not get any better in Atlanta. Considered one of the best restaurants not only in this region, but the entire USA- this is a MUST!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have always loved dining at La Grotta's! The food, the ambience, the service... All impeccable!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Restaurant is in a bottom of a residential building. You actually enter and go downstairs to access restaurant. Feels like a speakeasy. Good northern Italian food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Best Italian we have had in Atlanta! From the moment we sat down it was an amazing experience. Food, service, wine...did I say food??? It was absolutely perfect! Authentic Italian!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of Atlanta’s finest. Always great food and service.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This restaurant is a very special place. Tucked away in a residential building yet it is truly a gem of a place. The wait staff is very attentive and experienced. They only added to the experience
The food was outstanding. Each dish we had was prepared to perfection and so enjoyable

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love this place. You can never go wrong. Their Calamary.... WOWWW.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We are from out of town and dine here often. Our group agreed that is was just a little "off" this night. At this price point, you expect it to be on every night. We'll go back though. Everybody deserves a mulligan!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

La Grotta kills it on every front: lovely romantic atmosphere, attentive waiters, absolutely delicious food, beautiful environment, great wine selection... what more could you ask for? They offer perfect seating for date nights as an added bonus. I've been here twice now and will definitely be returning. Would rate 10/5 stars if possible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Indoor ambiance is nice but attacked by yellow jackets and bitten by mosquitos on outdoor patio. Service was very friendly. Bread is mediocre but entree was pretty good. Tiramisu is delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Loved our evening dining outside
Tex was fantastic and a great salesman

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fun
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 12, 2017

An amazing meal and fabulous service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 12, 2017

longtime favorite dining in an out of the way intimate setting

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

One of my top three favorite restaurants in Atlanta. If you want impeccable service, food and a dining experience where you can actually carry on a conversation, this is your restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a great dinner. Food was delicious as always and we had an excellent wait staff taking care of us. Thanks as always to La Grotta.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the southeast. My wife and I picked La Grata for celebration of our anniversary. The meal and service were both outstanding!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at La Grotta on Saturday evening and the experience was one of the most enjoyable I've ever had. The food and wine were oustanding and the ambience and service quality greatly enhanced our experience. I can say with certainty that we will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The ambiance was fantastic and the quality of our meal was exceptional.

Unfortunately the level of service was not up to the same standards. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly at first however was absent during the rest of our meal. It seemed as though he was more interested with taking care of others who appear to have been frequent diners. During the course of our meal he passed our table a number of times without acknowledging us or asking how things were or if we needed anything. We had to ask to order our dessert from another waiter.

We frequent a number of exceptional restaurants for business and pleasure and have been accustomed to having the service on par with the quality and reputation of the restaurant and that’s why our experience was such a surprise.

This was our first time at La Grotta and we’re willing to give it another chance . The quality of our meal and atmosphere is worth another opportunity, however we hope to have a different experience with the service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The service is always wonderful and the food is always delicious

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Manchester)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Dan and his team do a great job. Tony is a great server. Food by Antonio is always sumptuous. Be sure to go soon and enjoy the truffles.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Wonderful meal with daughter and friends all adults Phenomenal food with great wait staff and sommelier. We were treated like a diner who goes there once a week but i live a distance and have not been there in a year but will make the visit every time I am in Atlanta. Great value on library wines. We were one of first guests stayed until closing. The great food certainly helped but like many Italians staff wanted to please. Thanks again for great experience

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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